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Historical Chinatown Tours

5 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1R3, Canada
+1 604-418-8560
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extremely knowedgeable

We wanted a tour which takes us off the beaten track, so we could explore Chinatown and learn more... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Over 7 years I have brought students to Judy for a tour of China Town. Each class has learned about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vancouver, Canada
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Here's how my tours work ... I customize them to what people want. I'm the only guide who can take people into the heritage buildings, the only one that has a Master's degree in Chinese Canadian History, and I donate 30% of what I make to the Chinese associations for upkeep and renovations. I also make dumplings for the elders on special occasions. I take people into numerous clan and county Association buildings, to a herbal store, to Sai Woo ... the only place in Chinatown where there's been a restaurant for over 100 years ... to Modernize Tailors where you get to meet 95-year-old tailor Bill Wong. Tell me what you want the focus of the tour to be and I will arrange it accordingly.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
5 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1R3, Canada
+1 604-418-8560

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We wanted a tour which takes us off the beaten track, so we could explore Chinatown and learn more about the history and secrets of the area. Judy did an amazing job. We learned not only about some of the history of Chinatown, but we...More

Thank DRT1404
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over 7 years I have brought students to Judy for a tour of China Town. Each class has learned about the history and continuing evolution of this fascinating area of our city. Judy continues to develop relationships with community members and business people to keep...More

Thank PJR419
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a find! We often use walking tours to get acquainted with new cities but sometimes the information becomes a blur. Not so with Judy’s tour. It is unique and one of the most enjoyable and memorable we’ve ever taken. For one thing, she personalizes...More

Thank Chalsten
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Judy is vey knowledgeable and well prepared. The intro done in wonderful surroundings set the stage for the walkabout. We saw all the right stuff and I can recommend the tour to anyone!

Thank Norman G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Judy did a fantastic job giving my family an Insider's view to Chinatown. We learned so much, saw so much, and had a wonderful day learning about the history of Chinese in Canada and Chinatowns across the world. Especially loved our behind the scenes tour...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Judy and Stephen's close ties and knowledge of their ancestry creates the foundation of this tour. Chinatown is observed in the context of historical facts and stories linked to the buildings and people that inhabit this special area of Vancouver. A dynamic culture explored and...More

Thank lindac20172017
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Born and raised in Vancouver, and spending much of my childhood in Chinatown, I thought I had a decent amount of knowledge but Judy and Steven were so packed full of information about the history, ongoing changes, and personal stories of the neighbourhood! They showed...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Judy gave our family from UK a wonderful tour and commentary of the development of the Chinese population and Chinatown in Vancouver and we explored some fascinating buildings. Judy is very well known in the community so she is able to explore places that no-one...More

Thank justinjasmine
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Judy is very engaging from start to finish. She is very actively involved with the community so this allows access to many areas and places you don't normally get to see. She has a very deep and rich knowledge of the people, buildings, customs and...More

Thank FuzzyBeaver
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

I have had the chance to go on this tour for the second time and this was just as great as the last time. Judy and Steven are fabulous guides and very knowledgeable about Chinatown and its history. I love that you get to go...More

Thank sallip123
With the recent exodus of massive new building
projects hitting the neighbourhood, Chinatown; which
has always been one of the city's most vibrant areas;
is even more buzzing and buoyant than ever before.
Playing host to some of the city's best pan-Asian
cuisine, from fusion food to traditional home-cooking,
Chinatown has remained faithful to its roots as a
space which clambers with shop signs and welcomes
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